Mercedes-Benz has revealed camping conversion concepts for its new X-Class pick-up truck.
Pitched at those who like to combine their camping trips with a healthy dose of adventurous exploration, the German vehicle-maker commissioned pick-up truck conversion specialist Tischer to create a concept for a detachable living compartment.
The cabin is fitted to the load bed of Mercedes’ new pick-up truck, which it says is the first premium pick-up on the market.
Targeted at commercial customers who regularly use their car for leisure trips, the truck boasts plenty of on-board technology plus a class-leading interior.
The camper unit features a sleeping compartment in an alcove, two-metres of headroom, a kitchen with three-burner gas stove and a sofa.
The latter can be converted into a second bed. Despite its small size it has an integrated bathroom, with a foldaway wash basin, swivelling toilet and space for a shower.
Mercedes-Benz is demonstrating the concept at CMT – the international exhibition for caravans, motors and tourism – in Stuttgart.
Its stand will also feature the brand’s Marco Polo range of camping van conversions and a pull-out kitchen for the X-Class.
Created by camper van equipment specialist VanEssa, the 250kg unit features a coolbox, cooking and washing-up facilities, plus space for crockery and other supplies.
Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “The X-Class fits seamlessly into our established product range. We are proud to introduce our first camper van concepts together with Tischer and VanEssa at the CMT just two months after the vehicle’s launch.”
Mornhinweg also revealed that, because of the success of the brand’s Marco Polo Horizon model, which can sleep up to five people, a right-hand-drive version was being developed for the UK market.